Little Victories

Today was a great day! As (some of) you guys know, I'm not new to the sales associate life. I've been working retail jobs on and off since 2012. A month ago, I was totally over working in a clothing store. I was sick of it! So naturally, I started applying for office jobs that were more geared toward journalism & communications. Out of the countless and redundant applications I've filled out, I've had no such luck!

I come from a household that doesn't believe in not working, so back to the drawing board I went. It pained me a little inside, mostly because I had already sung my "I'm-so-tired-of-working-in-this-store-where-people-ask-me-ridiculous-questions-all-day" song to my parents and close friends, but I filled out some retail-related apps, and you guessed it...I received a call-back from one the next day.

To make a long story short, I took the job (don't judge). After speaking with the store director, I felt that the company would offer me a chance to not only improve my customer service and selling skills, but it would also allow me to experience retail on a level that I wasn't used to. At the new company, I get to have a client book, where I can personally contact customers about store events & promotions, plan exclusive store events, and style people! Basically a dream come true for me. 

I've only been with the company for about two weeks, but I'm really enjoying it so far! I've been able to exceed my sales goals, and I successfully got my first client today. *praise dances* It's just a little funny to me how I was so adamant about not being a sales associate again, but yet here I am writing about how much I'm enjoying the same position at a new store...and how I have an interview at another store on Monday. I think God is trying to drop some hints, y'all.

Now, the one thing I will say is that the dress code for this company is much more strict than the previous one I was working for! I can wear what I want for the most part, but there are some restrictions, so I actually have to take time and plan what I'm wearing to work. 

The temperature was in the 40s today, which is warm for us Midwesterners, lol. I opted for a suede skirt, printed tank, and a striped shawl sweater. I like to have fun when I get dressed. I know that mixing prints can be a challenge for some, but I would encourage everyone to try it at least once! The main thing I try to do when I mix prints is find colors that are in the same family or that complement one another. You can put the boldest of prints together if you get the colors down first! 

I know this post was a little lengthy, but I had such a good day and I just wanted to share it with you all. If you made it to the end of this, thanks! Haha. If not, it's okay, I forgive you. If you'd like me to do another post on how to mix prints successfully, drop a comment below and let me know! I'd love to help those of you that are maybe having reservations about the trend. 

I hope your Saturday was as great as mine!

Outfit Details:

Top: BCBGeneration // Sweater: H&M (link is to an alternative) 

Skirt: Old Navy // Tights: LOFT // Boots: Report (link is to an alternative)